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Old 04-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have cingular normal cell phone service and yesterday I just received used BB-8700 from ebay. I tried to insert my working sim card into BB and it says "no service". I am confused. i thought it should at least able to use the phone function without emails. Please advise and any answers are welcome.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The person you purchased it from might need to remove the IMEI and PIN from their account before you can use it...
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Thanks for your reply. I thought GSM system should be able to swap phones. (correct me if I am wrong)
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes you can, but if he / she still has the device *locked* into an account then you will not be able to use the device until it is removed from the other account...

You can try going to Options >> Advanced Options >> Host Routing Table and select Register Now
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Which version of 8700 is it? Is it a Cingular branded 8700? If it is a T-Mobile 8700g, then it would have to be unlocked before you can use it on Cingular. In addition, you will need a BB dataplan for Internet and email.

You will also need to talk to Cingular and get the BB provisioned properly. A BB is not a regular cell phone.
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Good advice Dubdub... *but* if it was locked to a different carrier it would say 'invalid sim'
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Lunkhead,

Thanks for your help. I tried your advise but did not work.

You can try going to Options >> Advanced Options >> Host Routing Table and select Register Now[/quote]

I don't see any bar from antenna and it shows cross sign although I turned on the wireless. Is Cingular strictly required to subscribe BB service in order to get signal? I thought we can use as phone and PDA with normal phone services? ( I moved from tmo and tmo BB are working with normal phone services)
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Have you tried following Lunkhead"s advice in post #2...?
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Have you tried following Lunkhead"s advice in post #2...?
Yes, I did and I am waiting for his response email.
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